Sept. 25, 2012
-- The Global IWPP Summit organized by Fleming Gulf has garnered an overwhelming response from The Middle East Utilities industry. With 18 sponsors showcasing their world class solutions and practices, the summit will not only address key issues and challenges the industry is facing but also the technology that is changing the game in the field of water and power.
Scott Nolen, Product Line Leader at GE Energy shares his thoughts on the anticipated demand in power and water in the GCC and the role an IWPP will play. 'We believe that the GCC will continue to witness a strong demand for power given healthy performance of the economies in the region. Addressing this increase in demand for power can be done through two parallel approaches, a) addition of new generation capacity and b) energy conservation. Both need to take place at the same time. IWPPs are among the most successful platforms known for delivering efficient & reliable power to end users and we believe that there is a good future for this sector to grow further during the coming years'. As a Gold sponsor of the summit; GE´s Gas Engines deliver flexible fuel capability, low emissions and high efficiency. It specializes in developing local power and gas compression solutions that deliver cleaner, more efficient, more affordable energy to customers around the world.
Power and Water Solution (PWS), a Business Unit of Emerson Process Management will showcase the Ovation Distributed Control System (DCS). It is broadly noticed that plant managers, operators and engineers are reluctant to online support services for their process control through DCS or any other control system.This is matter of little education, wherein plant engineers can easily be trained to maximize the utilization of online support services requested directly from the OEM. A plant manager can allow their service provider to access pertinent process automation data via a secure internet connection and with this data, Emerson’s SureService team can remotely diagnose a problem and assist the plant engineers with the optimal solution. The plant engineers can then describe the corrective action to fix the problem. Not only will this result in huge savings on external resources but also minimize plant downtimes.
The summit will envisage a wide range of services offered by global specialists such as UTICO, Shanghai Electric, Lakos, Emerson Technologies, GE Power & Water, Sipos Aktorik, Wärtsilä, SPIG, Veolia Water, SIDEM, Sterling And Wilson, Hogan Lovells, Petrotec, Aquatech, Nomac, 1 China Limited, Ambata Capital, Densit and Kuljian. Adding to the roster of attendee's from the GCC are senior representatives from Ministry Of Electricity and Water - Kuwait, Shuaibah Water & Electricity Company, Dubai Aluminium Company, ADWEA, Saudi Electricity Company, Saudi Arabia Saline Water Conversion Corporation, Mesaieed Power Company, Sohar Aluminium, SEMBCORP, Marafiq, Shapoorji Pallonji, Al Ghail Power Company and SEWA, to name a few.
With expectations of the summit surging, Scott Nolen adds “I look forward to meeting new potential partners for GE and understanding the unique demands of the GCC market. Together we can work to develop solutions that will be both competitive and reliable”. IWPPs will help create a value chain of business opportunities and prudent stakeholders are already capitalizing on this booming industry vertical. “We are looking forward to hear what some of the more established MENA utility players are planning to do in 2013 and we are also keen to hear what plans some of the newer entrants have in relation to the regional IPP/IWPP market” says Adrian Creed, Partner at Clyde & Co who is the event Chairman and will open the summit at 9:00am on October 1st, 2012 at the Al Hamra Convention Center in Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E.